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Join me for a Mexican adventure! :)
Posted December 29th, 2012 - 3:08 pm by from Moscow, Russia (Permalink)
Hola, gente! :) I'm plannning a trip to Mexico from the 24th of January till the 7th of February (Mexico city (24-26), Oaxaca (27-29), San-Cristobal (30-1), Palenque (2), Merida(3), Cancun(4-7)). I'm going there alone and would be super happy to find a travel buddy or a local person to show me around. If you can give me some tips about this places (of any kind: what to see, what to eat, what to avoid), I'll also be very grateful.
And happy New Year to everyone! :)
¡Feliz año nuevo!

Posted December 31st, 2012 - 4:09 am by from Olympia, United States (Permalink)
I can't join you but I will offer some advice, as a person who just finished a 2 month trip to mexico which included almost all of the places you mentioned: I think you'll enjoy the trip a lot more if you choose fewer locations and spend more time in each one. How are you traveling? Buses are expensive in mexico, and most of those rides are 6-12 hours each. I don't know how fixed your plans are, but I would say choose 2 or maybe 3 places and stay for 5 or 6 days in each. Oaxaca and San Cristobal were my favorites in mexico - lots of culture and history, great food and people. Really inexpensive, too. In Oaxaca they have these things called tlayudas, theyre awesome - eat some! And be sure to have mole too. They also have great hot chocolate in Oaxaca and Chiapas. Also, San Cristobal is quite cold so I hope you brought a jacket. I hope this helps you and feel free to message me if you have any questions. Buen viaje!

Thomas

Posted December 31st, 2012 - 1:41 pm by from Moscow, Russia (Permalink)
Dear Thomas, thanks a lot for your reply!
Yes, I thought, that, probably, all these places are a bit too much for 2 weeks. But in any case I'm going to come to Cancun (after 2 months of Russian winter I need a couple of days on a beach :) ) and I've already bought a flight ticket from there :( So, I could only save one day for San Cristobal or Oaxaca, skipping Palenque or Merida... How do you think, which of them is less worth visiting?
Checked tlayudas on Google - they are definately in my to-do list, thank you! :)

Wish you a very happy New Year!

Vera

Posted January 1st, 2013 - 12:45 am by from Mexico City, Mexico (Permalink)
Hi!
It's really hard to suggest what to skip. Both are beautiful but to visit Merida you would need more than two days to see all the "must see" things (cenotes, haciendas, downtown and small villages or towns nearby), so I would say skip Mérida and stay more in Palenque or around there.
Have a nice trip ;)
Ollin.

Posted January 3rd, 2013 - 5:16 pm by from Moscow, Russia (Permalink)
Bien, entonces yo no iré a Mérida esta vez. Muchas gracias, Ollin! :)

Posted January 3rd, 2013 - 5:22 pm by from Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico (Permalink)
It seems like U're not really going around Queretaro... We're close to Mexico City, so Let me know in case you change our mind, it's very nice in here... Take care and sweet travels !


Cano and Adys

Posted January 4th, 2013 - 8:16 am by from Arnhem, Netherlands (Permalink)
I did almost the same route (Acapulco & Puerto Escondido instead of Oaxaca and Campeche instead of Merida) with a friend November.
Like Thomas said, San Cristobal is really nice, one of the most colorful cities we saw. Palenque is also very very good. We saw the ruins of Teotihuacan, Palenque, Chichen Itza and Tulum in Mexico, but Palenque was by far my favourite, don't miss it! Less tourist, more diversity in buildings and great nature. We even saw some monkeys swinging by :)
Oh and Cancun didn't really do it for me, mostly because I'm not that much into parties or the regular touristy stuff.

Posted January 7th, 2013 - 3:16 pm by from Split, Croatia (Permalink)
I am coming to Mexico same date (but Acapulco), and will spend there one week more, but you have a company beacuse I have pretty same plan :)

Posted January 8th, 2013 - 2:53 am by from Prague, Czech Republic (Permalink)
Hola*

cool

i would join u from oaxaca, puerto escondido (where I'm going to be now) for a trip to cancun :)

have been in palenque and san cristobal, so can show u some cool :)

let me know later on :)
peace+love maki